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, the u.s. government finally got out of the prison business in afghanistan transferring control of the prison and afghan prisoners at bagram. the ceremony took place after secretary of state john kerry met with the afghan president. karzai accused the u.s. recently of company lookedding with the taliban to undermine his government. he insisted as a matter of nothing samplety that the u.s. seized control of the prison and it's prisoners. the u.s. has been reluctant to give up control prisoners included taliban leaders. with president obama planning to end the u.s. combat role by the end of 2014 and the new security deal and an afghan president still pending kerry said this: >> you i think stand on the brisk of a remarkable legacy for having brought afghanistan through an amazingly difficult time. i believe that the roadmap ahead is going to be very clear and constructive. john: what happens to the prisoners who were tortured and those still held. we are joined by glenn grenwold. what a pleasure to have you back on the show. >> great to be back. >> the prison, what kind of place i
, let's get to governing, what we do is go in for the kill. because in a knife fight between a liberal and a conservative a conservative will stab ya and then they'll step on the wound, and break your neck and then put you in the trunk next to the other bodies -- >> hal: and a liberal will say here is my knife. >> right. >> hal: on that note we will let you go. karl frisch, karl frisch.com some fantastic stuff. not the least of which is on your sight, karlfrisch.com. you have a -- >> youth in government it changed my life. >> hal: so not only is karl frisch's site great in and of it's a, but also if you got a moment, and -- and you are leaning that way at all, you know, go by there, click on the link and donate. >> and he tends to be super funny. >> i try to be. >> there is no try, karl. there just is. >> hal: thank you yoda jacki. thank you karl frisch for leaving us on a yoda laugh. >> take chair. >> hal: we're going to talk about the president's trip to israel. and the difficult issues of the middle east peace process, dealing with the israeli palestinians and
for the israeli government, but for the israeli people. >> it is a big deal, and a celebration of the relationship. given everything that's happening in the middle east and threats and challenges that we face on all these fronts now that kind of message that the united states is together with israel and palestinian people working together through these challenges and seizing those opportunities of the future is a message that i think especially younger generation, and to give a speech to the israeli youth and palestinian youth is a big deal. michael: he reiterated the necessary peace negotiations between israel and palestinian. obama: negotiations will be necessary, but there's a little secret about where must lead, two states for two peoples. palestinians must recognize that israel will be a jewish state and that israelis have the right to insist upon it for that you are security. israelis must recognize that continued settlement activity is counter productive to the cause of peace and that an independent palestine must be viable with real borders that have to be drawn. [ cheers and applause ] mi
the economy get families back on their feet. in the long run that will help the government generate revenue. >> john: american winter director and produceer joe gantz. the film debuts tonight on hbo. thank you for coming on the program. >> i appreciate. >> john: many may have had a come to jesus moment on the debt. after all, and this kind of makes us wonder if the past three years of artificial fiscal crises triggered by the house was anything more than placating contributers. but don't expect our g.o.p. toss change their views on social insurance any time soon. republicans should soon be on record again as supporting severe cuts in programs that benefits the mill class and the poor. i'm delighted to be joined by the reverend dr. susan thistlethwaite professor of theology and former president of the chicago theological seminary. welcome. >> thank you. >> you were the author of "occupy the bible: what jesus really said and did about money and power." >> thank you. >> john: the raptured budget that was on the occupy bible website. what did you mean by calling it a raptors budget. >> you may
the chinese government thecountry, the chinese government will ask. if they have doubts call the consumer service of the company and just ask if they're testing their ingredients or finished products in china. >> john: really quickly can i ask a personal question. are the cosmetics you're wearing animal cruelty free. >> they are. >> john: they look great. senior director of policy and advocacy for the humane society of the usa. pascaline clec thank you for your service to this cause. >> thank you very much. >> john: five of the biggest lies about entitlements. they think this world isn't big enough for the both of them. but we assure you - it is. bites. little greatness. [ ♪ theme music ♪ ] >> john: wtf vermont week concludes that tomorrow vermont state police will be participating in a 24 hour tweet tweet-a-thon because nothing makes me feel safer with the knowledge that they're posting photos of cats sleeping in laundry baskets. they're highlighting the use of tweet by law enforcement. his use the twitter will give vermonters the glimpse of activity during the typical day of the d
government in order for iraq to get over it's tensions, it's got to give the sunnis a role in the political sphere. will they do that going forward. we tend to think when the war ends or when the troops leave object with your interest departs. this is going to be a generational drugle for iraq. it's going to take 10 years or more to get to the point that jim jeffery hopes and i hope that they do. we've got to be there to help them. >> do you think folks living in iraq right now are glad overall 10 years later that this invasion and occupation happened and sadaam hussein was depolessed. >> the vast majority particularly among the large major city who are shia, or kurdish are happy is a doom hussein was deposed. many suffered under sadaam, but some resent the fact that they no longer had the position they had before. nonetheless, over all people are happy is a doom was deposed. >> do folks on the ground harbor resentment against america for the large body count and injuries sustained during the world. >> the default position of most populations in most countries is resentment of america we're
will muck that up. wow. that's nice. >> they're praying for ineptitude. >> justice be governed by the fear of god. >> oh, my god. >> perkins was on one of the shows. it is great there is a show on now about him as a young man. >> who is the patron saints of ineptitude? >> sonia sotomayor was a bouncer at a bar at yale. i think she could put the fear of god into anybody. >> stephanie: was she really? >> she was. >> stephanie: she's going to break the bottle and go. >> oh, yeah. you know, it is becoming the best thing in the supreme court. [ ♪ circus ♪ ] >> stephanie: hey speak of festive news. you bring us from your home state, judge in louisiana says people convicted of violent crimes can own and carry guns. what could go wrong there? >> no, nothing at all. [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] >> i love it was because of a law, an amendment to the state constitution that they passed in louisiana last year that said that the right to keep and bear arms is a fundamental right and any restriction must require these highest standard of review by a court. so applying that to whether or not any
no, you are not going to buy our government. >> michael: listening to you say that it's so damn frustrating, john, the nra it appears and i think you would agree -- does int seem like they are still winning at this? and if they are, have they at least been weakened by newtown at all? >> i think so with regard to the general population. but we have lost our d.c.sy to special interests. and the nra's 10 or $20 million in every election cycle literally buys vehicles, because the american public doesn't president in our democracy. if the listeners out there did one thing and one thing only one take away right now, it's call the -- the congress the switchboard, 202-224-3121, ask to speak to your elected officials wherever you are from whatever state, whatever district, and tell them to stand up to the gun industry. stand up to the nra and their nonsense that is killing 87 americans every day, require a background check for gun sales, prohibit the sale of magazine ammunition magazines, you know, over ten rounds when police are carrying 13 and are out gunned by
being on the air? does the federal government step in and eliminate his right to free speech, but there is a point where once you start acting on your belief system to limit the lives of non-believers, based on social choices -- >> caller: but isn't that dangerously saying that you are taking the democratic vote away from christians because they don't vote the way you feel on social issues? >> hal: no we live in a democracy where it's imagine yourty rule. there's protection of minority thought, certainly. but any religion system lives outside of the secular world anyway. but that also doesn't mean that the rest of us if we have decided that an old system of thinking that did not allow, for example, women to work or vote which is absolutely the structure of -- of older judao christian thinking from the catholic church to the episcopal church sarah silverman's sister who is a are buy just got arrested for prayingal the whaling wall because women are not allowed to pray at the whaling wall. now in the united states we would not believe in such a thin
but at a lower rate than it should be. we lost over 700,000 government jobs during the obama administration despite all the right wing talk about him the fact is the deficit is getting smaller and there are fewer and fewer government jobs. the addition of jobs we had last month, 236,000 jobs, 70 those of those were business service jobs. that's a good sign for the future. accountants office workers being hired that employeers expect more business in the future. but the sequester and the press for austerity and the increase of social security tax are all slowing our progress to where we should be. >> michael: of course these companies would be hiring accountants now because they're making so much damn money because they're not paying enough wages to their workers. that's part and parcel of how it works. >> yes remember a fundamental tenant of the chicago school and i went to the chicago school is to get rid of unions, that means driving down wages. i just reported in my column in tax analysts, tax notes, if you take the average increase of income for the bottom 90% of americans from 1966 whe
the baathista throughout this is at the same time they are supposed to be forming a unit government. this is a notorious kind of criminal type, but also very charming. he knows a lot about the orchestra and fine art. he can talk to guys like richard pearl, wolf wits. he gets put off as a villain but i think it also has to be pointed out that the people, the know yo cons, guys like cheney wanted to be sold the story he was telling. cenk: catherine general john adams who is the head of central command uncharge of iraq said of course it's about oil. it's very much about oil and we can't really deny that. alan greenspan federal head of the federal reserve said: cenk: as you look at the $2.2 trillion in cost, iraqi civilians dead, americans dead, how can anyone make the claim that it was worth the cost for getting the royal when we didn't even get it, by the way. >> i've been just shocked to see how many media outlets are asking the question was it worth it over the last couple of days. well, who was it worth what for? it wasn't worth it for the people of iraq, but it was worth it for it
re-elected. it certainly helped persuade the israeli government to come up with a coalition agreement so that their act would be together to greet him. i think it's going to be really interesting to see what he says tomorrow to the people because that is how the obama administration is framing this trip. not as a diplomatic coup, but really as a person-to-person mission. israelis just don't know him. you know-- >> john: especially netanyahu's brother, apparently, who said some very unkind things about the president's stand toward israel. >> well, i think there is suspicion. much of that is based on because there has not been that much of this kind of contact. in 2009 the president went to kay row and gave an amazing speech there and traveled the middle east, but many israelis felt neglected. now he's taking care of that. >> and we know the palestinians feel neglected as well. maysoon let me ask you. we all have high hopes where the president hopes to reignite talk of a two-state solution. but give the amount of settlements has a two-state solution just become a pipe dream. >> first of
're isolating it even more. is the american government just dropping the ball on this thing like nothing else right now? >> i wouldn't say that they're dropping the ball. i would rather say that they're circling the wagons. this move of canceling private carriers that go to guantanamo now will severely cut access to the base by habeas lawyers and activists, those working for civil rights. they want to choke information out of guantanamo because it's all bad. >> michael: it seems also, colonel davis, not only is the information bad but this is not been prioritized. i'm wondering, colonel davis how does this become a priority for the president and the administration? it seems that it's a forgotten thing. is this hunger strike going to work? >> i doubt that it will. there have been hunger strikers before. there have been suicide that didn't get a lot of attention. if you look at the drone program. today the president or the white house is rumored to get the ca out of the drone business because the public is in such an uproar. so it's going to take the public standing up and saying, look, this is
it has gotten. is the pathetic state of our federal government. back in washington john boehner didn't seem too concerned about the president's slip of the tongue. >> so much for the charm offensive. as i like to say you only tease the ones you love. i would rather be heckeled an ignored. >> michael: wait, he is not teasing you because he loves you. the president is genuinely glad that you are thousands of miles away, and if you want to know why take a look at congress. today republicans did what they always do when faced with an easy decision they made a big fuss threatened to shut the whole thing down and then gave in. they also planned to reintroduce paul ryan's draconian service-slashing budget the same exacting budget that went nowhere last session. but if that's how they want to play, democrats are more than happy to jump in the ring with them. the dccc is always hinting how it will use ryan's budget against republican candidates in 2014 just like they did in 2012. today they released this video. >> she joined mitt romney in supporting paul ryan's budget
governments, give me a legitimate way to buy this substance. people will always take drugs. we just need to manage that phenomenon in a way that is the best for society. [ music ] >> bill: hey, good morning, friends and neighbors. and a happy wednesday. wednesday, march 20th. great to have you with us here on the "full-court press" on current tv. wedge to the program. welcome to your program where you get to not only find out what's going on around the world here in our nation's capitol around the world, but you get to sound off on the issues of the day. you can do so by giving us a call, following us on twitter@bp show or facebook.com/bill press show. president obama will soon be arriving in israel for the first day of his four-day visit to the middle east. before he left he filled out his bracket for both men and women. and on the men's side, he picked as his final four, indiana and louisville and ohio state and florida. we will find out a little bit later this morning on espn who he picked to be the top winner. meanwhile, back here at home harry reid has sa
of it is is that whether you believe the united states government or members of the united states government were complicit or actually were active in 9/11, the truth was there is no debate at all that they used it for a false pretense to enter the iraq war and to exercise the military action in the middle east on a skill that they never had the right to do or the justification to do. the interesting thing is it's like people get so caught up in the conspiracy aspect of 9/11 itself that they forget there was an actual, beyond debate mechanic of conspiracy to use 9/11 as a precursor to go into iraq when they knew they had nothing to do with 9/11, there was no ties from al-qaeda to sadaam hussein or iraq. they were not there. they had not been there. as a matter of fact, it was quite the opposite. it was one of the areas because of his secular rule that they did not have ground. the presence of al-qaeda was not going to happen. that was actually one of the groups he would have used chemical weapons against. how do you like that? that's amazing. thanks for the call alan. i think we have time for one more call
's entrepreneur is the federal government's felon. and the ground is always shifting. >>so what's going to happen? >>we are going to see this issue fought out in the court of public opinion. it is in periods like this that we really see change happen. (vo)if recent history is any indication, it seems impossible to predict exactly what kind of change we can expect. >> michael: coming up tonight, numbers, be they 2800 dead, 11 million undocumented or ten years since, they define where we've been, where we are and perhaps where we're headed. i'm michael shure. this is "the war room." [ ♪ theme music ♪ ] >> michael: today marks the ten-year anniversary of the iraq war. hard to believe but it's been a full decade since headlines across the country heralded a quote, targeted surgical invasion to top be saddam hussein. as we know there were no weapons of mass destruction and it was anything but targeted. the country itself is still plagued by violence and bloodshed. there were 16 car bombs, and one assassination leaving 52 dead and 180 wounded. all told 130,000 130,000 iraqi civilian
? and also the idea that the federal government can't have a deficit, it's crazy. the republicans have somehow adopted this and sold the american people that the most important thing facing this congress and country is to balance the federal budget. no, it's not. how about creating jobs? how about repairing our infrastructure? repairing our bridges and our highways and sewage treatment plans and all of that? how about investing in new energy projects and new medical advances and a cure for cancer? that's a hell of a lot more important than balancing the freakin' budget. that's the first thing wrong with this ryan budget. the second thing is that the ryan budget destroys medicare. still does. we talked about it this is the same damn budget that they passed two years ago, that they passed last year. it would shut down medicare for anybody who is not already in it, cut benefits for those who are, but shut down medicare for anybody who is not in it and replace it with a voucher. a voucher that would not even come close to buying you health care from a private insuran
of the israel government and yet unflinching support for their security can go hand in hand. no it's true. yes. [ gasping ] >> hal: and the president showed that in israel yesterday. we have had an either/or policy. we have had presidents who side completely with israel you know, and just unflinchingly any jerk, go with whatever the president does and ignore -- >> the no daylight strategy. >> hal: yeah, if they start building settlements, it's like well, i can't really -- and acting as if that's not hamstringing the peace process throughout. but at the same time, you know -- and then you have other presidents who are like i'm not a fan of how we're doing things so we'll drift back and let it -- you know, let our standing boilerplate, we always stand with israel, and no outreach to the people no expression into the process, and that's -- that's been our back and forth. >> uh-huh. >> hal: i have -- i can't recall a president doing basically what the israeli palestinian conflict is, since carter i suppose, the way clinton did it with the -- with the ira, british idea. this can
-- enough of this dude. the employer is a fascist corporation is no different from a fascist government. you are either going to go for freedom or down the tubes. >> bill: all right. ike, i'm down to charleston -- i have been looking to get down there -- carol and i -- if we can find a hotel easter week we'll be down there, so i want to go down there, and we'll continue this conversation over a beer or maybe something a little stronger. >> it's bourbon down there. >> bill: okay. because i think when it comes to making sure everybody is healthy, i don't think that's discrimination. but you make some good points. good to hear from you ike, as always. >> announcer: this is the "bill press show." >> ...and a distinctly satirical point of view. >> but you mentioned "great leadership" so i want to talk about donald rumsfeld. >> (laughter). >> watch the show. >> only on current tv. current tv is the place for true stories. with award winning documentaries that take you inside the headlines. real, gripping, current. documentaries... on current tv. ♪ >> announcer: this is the "bill
government is all wrong, basically a slap at the tea party. we should stop being the anti-government party because the report actually says when people are flat on their backs, they need government help and they don't care whether the help comes from the government or from the private sector. how many republicans include heard say that. they oppose increasing unemployment insurance. they always oppose that. they oppose increasing the minimum wage or anything that will will help fem flat on their back. >> black cat says the gop is headed to the graph road not a moment too soon and peaceful revolution says they want to rule not governor. >> bill: ed from philadelphia spends. i'm sorry to disappoint you and myself but the republicans are going downhill. it's obvious. the employee is contracting because 98% of the we think is going to 1% and offshore to the cayman islands. guess what. we are broke. >> they represent a smaller and smaller segment of the american people. right? >> people are catching on. it's about the good-paying jobs. >> good to hear f
they came for anymore. the worst hit is local news organizations where government coverage is down 50% in the last seven years, and sports traffic and weather now accounts for 40% of content in local news broadcast. >> bill: it's true of newspapers too. i find some papers that used to really be good solid, journalism, and they are just throw-away sheets right now. i find that of the l.a. times when name california or the san francisco chronicle. they are not the papers they once were. >> there is a dangerous line of blurring between news as a public service and us in as a business. and they found a way in the business world to turn it into a very profitable business which means less jobs -- >> bill: yeah and they are not delivering the news. all right. dan thank you. yes, indeed you thought he was going to go away? oh, no, no no no. michael bloomberg had a great big loss about ten days ago remember when a judge in new york the day before his big gulp ban that you couldn't buy a soft drink, sugared soft drink over -- bigger than 16 ounces in new york at least not i
deadline, the house and senate need to agree on a plan that funds the government for the next six months and they have to do it before friday. without the continuing resolution, the government will shut down on march 27th both chambers also looking to use the continuing resolution to soften the blow of the sequester, since those cuts are fairly arbitrary. we're back with more show, the well-oiled machine after the break. ♪ john fugelsang: if you believe in states rights but still support the drug war you must be high. cenk uygur: i think the number one thing viewers like about the young turks is that we're honest. i think the audience gets that i actually mean it. michael shure: this show is about being up to date so a lot of my work happens by doing the things that i am given to doing anyway. joy behar: you can say anything here. jerry springer: i spent a couple of hours with a hooker joy behar: your mistake was writing a check jerry springer: she never cashed it (vo) the day's events. four very unique points of view. tonight starting at 6 eastern. um, hello. these ugly stain
centers. one, this is not about the federal government's budget. and two, if a vote came up that they should say no. >> bill: and do so by going to sierraclub.org. >> yes, we'll have information on our website. >> bill: and what individuals can do. >> exactly. because we need to send a strong message this week and the coming weeks and make sure the president understands. >> bill: i don't think it's too early to start getting the word in the white house that the president should not be moved to approve this. >> right. we keep saying this is che change we asked for. it's a change we can believe in. >> bill: all right. kate thank you for coming in this morning. >> thank you so much for having me. >> announcer: heard around the country and seen on current tv. this is the "bill press show." ♪ young turks is that we're honest. they know that i'm not bs'ing them with some hidden agenda, actually supporting one party or the other. when the democrats are wrong, they know that i'm going to be the first one to call them out. they can question whether i'm right, but i t
, thanks so much. >> you're welcome michaelment back in washington, the government promising to run until september. it makes it sound like everything is hunky dori in the capitol, but it's far from that. it may have cost us our soul when it comes to gun safety. the first permanent federal laws passed since newtown. gun safety advocates lost on every single one of them this bill is outrageous in light of the mass murder in newtown connecticut. the bill forces gun dealers to check for missing or stolen guns and bans efforts to change the definition of antique gun. and the bill keeps the justice department from closing inactive gun dealers giving life to zombie gun shops. and the nra must love this last one, the new law presents atf from using data collection to daughterdraw conclusion to gun crime. in essence see no evil, speak no evil, hear no evil. these gun measures could have come off the books at some point but they're president obama's signature away from becoming permanent. if i sound dispirited, this is on the heels of the democratic led decision not to push the assault gun ban. bi
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